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roads. >> these are live pictures from ocean city, maryland, where the mayor ordered a mandatory evacuation of parts of that coastal community. good morning and welcome to "news 4 today." i'm eun yang. >> good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. it is monday, october 29th, 2012. we're tracking hurricane sandy. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning. the same goes for most private schools right now. the federal government also cled. all nonessential employees should stay at home. most major local governments also closed in maryland and virginia along with the d.c. government, and metro shut down all rail services, all bus services for the first time since 2003. marc, vre also closed today. and amtrak says its northeast corridor is shut down. a complete list for you at the bottom of your screen and at >> let's che in with storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein right now. as you take a look outside at reagan national airport, almost all of the flights here at the local airports at reagan national, dulles, and bwi are canc
>>> you are looxiking live at t conditions in ocean city, maryland. high winds and heavy rain are already slamming the beaches. this is just the beginning of a very long day as hurricane sandy prepares to wreak havoc on our area all the way up to new od morning to you. i'm eun yang. >> and i'm aaron gilchrist. welcome back to "news 4 today" on this monday, october 29th. much of the region shutting down this morning as sandy moves closer. that includes the federal government. all nonessential employees should stay home today. >> most local governments are closed in maryland, virginia, and the district. metro train and bus service is shut down for the first time since 2003. marc and vre also closed. >> amtrak service in the northeast corridor not happening today either. most students in our area also, obviously, getting the day off of school. all major public school systems in d.c., maryland, and virginia are closed this morning along with most private schools in the area. >> and you can find a complete list of school and business closings scrolling on the bottom of your screen.
system remains closed. new reports of the flooding taking over new york city's subway system. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. >>> this morning we're getting a look at the damage left behind by sandy. right now that storm to blame for at least 50 deaths just here in the u.s. more than 8.5 million homes and businesses from maine all the way to the carolinas still in the dark. widespread outages in lower han at an. sandy shaping up to be one of the costliest natural disasters on record in the u.s. as well. so far it's estimated to cost between $20 billion and $50 billion in damage. >>> thousands of area residents are slowly getting their power back, but thousands more are still in the dark. dominion virginia is working to restore electricity to more than 20,000 customers in northern virginia. novec has more than 3,300 homes and businesses in the dark. 1,500 pepco customers have no electricity. and more than 24,000 local bge homes and businesses are without power, most of them in anne arundel county. >>> a lot of you heading back to work and school today. the fe
angie goff is live at the news desk with more breaking news out of new york city. >> many go, eun. >>> explosions, flooding, outages and death, new york city was hit hard. many parts of lower manhattan are under water. can you believe this is fdr drive? and the flooding blamed for that, big explosion at the con ed substation. this left nearly 250,000 people in manhattan in the dark. then a mad rush at an nyu hospital after the backup generator fails. all patients, nearly 20 babies in the neonatal care unit evacuated. doctors scrambling to get the sickest out first. cancer patients carried down the stairs after the elevator failed to work. water just pouring into the transit tunnels. transit officials saying it could be at least four days before they can pump the floodwater out. the president declared a major disaster in new york and long island, which makes federal funding available to people who live there. at the live desk, angie goff, news 4. >>> new overnight, firefighters blaming sandy for the death of a man in anne arundel county. the pasadena man died when a tree fell on hi
off of school in virginia, arlington, fair tax, falls church city. also manassas city, manassas park, spotsylvania and stafford county schools. >> in maryland, prince george's and howard county schools as are anne arundel, charles, and frederick counties. d.c. public schools also closed. you can find a complete list of closures at the bottom of your screen and >>> you won't be able to take metro trains or buses again this morning. service is suspended at least until this afternoon. crews will use the morning to inspect theridges and tracks for any damage and make sure there's enough power to run the system. then metro will decide when to reopen. marc, vre and amtrak service also suspended today. and flights out of dulles and reagan national airports are cancelled until further notice. >> time for weather and traffic on the ones this morning. storm team 4 meteorologist tom kierein is here keeping an eye on what we're dealing with this morning. not crazy like it was yesterday, tom. >>> no, but it is still raining from a wide area from northern new england all the way
on friday. the winds are at 45 miles per hour in rehoboth. they're at 40 in ocean city. the rain is starting to come down. the water has picked up significantly out in the ocean. we're three to four feet above normal. again, this is just a taste of what we will be experiencing here along the coast. we spoke with many residents here in rehoboth that said they are not taking the chance. a lot of people told us the only thing they have to compare it to is the ash wednesday storm of '62 for those here along the coastal region, a they will not take those same chances as that storm of '62 because meteorologists have said this is going to be significantly larger. some of the new models showing this is now a system that's about 900 miles across. it is something that is really going to be epic. governor jack marckel saying that people should not take any chances. seven shelters are set up in the ate of delaware, three in rehoboth, and two of them are taking pets. >> if you're going to a shelter, you need to realize you're getting space on the floor. you need a sleeping bag, pillow, books. there is li
't enough, look at this. new york city firefighters battling a massive fire, new overnight. good morning, everyone. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 30th, 2012. >> we are keeping a close eye on sandy. right now the storm being blamed for at least 16 deaths, including one in anne arundel county and one in montgomery county, maryland. more than 6 million homes and businesses in the dark. nyu's tisch hospital evacuated last night because of a power outage. doctors and nurses started with the sickest and the youngest, loading them into ambulances. that includes 20 babies in the neonatal intensive care unit. some on respirators operating under battery power. and if the power outages weren't enough, a 13-foot wave of sea water flooded manhattan. coastal communities reporting severe flooding. and sandy being blamed for this burst of snowfall in west virginia. >>> right now utility crews are starting to restore power to more than 100,000 area residents in the dark right now. pepco tweeted this morning that its crews are on the road. ri
be anywhere from near ocean city all of the way up to long island. this is the zone where it would be likely coming in and it does look like the position that 2:00 p.m. on monday is still going to be off the coast but does look like it could be coming inland, anywhere from ocean city to long island. that would be perhaps around sunset on monday, into monday evening. strongest winds for us happening around dawn on tuesday. right now, some of that heavy rain is falling, delaware and all these areas east of the bay and just to the east of the northern neck, creeping close to washington. we have a high wind warning for noon monday to 8:00 p.m. tuesday, gusts to 60 throughout this entire region. details on the forecast coming right up. richard and angie. >> tom, thank you. >>> several states of emergency are in effect along the mid-atlantic and the northeast coast. the governor of delaware ordered mandatory evacuations along some coastal areas. >> sandy is threatening to spoil the fun for people in rehoboth beach. >> we want to bring you the latest information. what we know from emergency officia
to points north like new york city and boston, their day off to a rocky start because of this power outage. now, it's primarily affecting amtrak service, although we are seeing an impact to mark service north of baltimore as well. as for amtrak, the 448 acela express to boston as cancelled, the 5:30 northeast regional was cancelled also the express to new york. that gate is listed as closed. we have the 6:30 regional to newark cancelled so we're seeing big delays, big cancellations and inconveniences to travelers headed on amtrak points north from union station this morning. we did speak to a commuter who had a 9:30 meeting in new york city. he looked up at the board here and saw his train was not going to be leaving and so he's scrambling to try to figure out another way to get to that meeting this morning. mark train also points north of baltimore impacted. they have crews working on the situation. we'll update you later on in the show. megan mcgrath, news 4. back to you. >>> controversial ads supporting israel now on display in some metro stations. yesterday the transit agency put up th
park city schools are closed, and two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah county with buses using snow emergency routes. frederick county schools are on a two-hour delay. >> and then there's the power question. right now utility companies working to restore electricity to thousands of area customers. pepco says it hopes to have 90% of the outages caused by sandy restored by 10:00 this morning. pepco customers are without power. most of the outages are in virginia. dominion virginia power reporting more than 20,000 customers in our area in the dark. it hopes to have power restored to all of its customers by tomorrow night. novec has 3,200 customers with no electricity. and bge has to restore power to more than 24,000 homes and businesses in our area, most of them in anne arundel county. >> let's get a check of the forecast. meteorologist tom kierein joins us, saying there is rain in the area right now. >>> the good news, for all those working out to get us back to a sense of normalcy, to restore power and the cleanup. storm team 4 radar showing a few snow sh
. >>> there's a live view from our hd 4 city camera. there's the washington monument under a cloudy sky. we've got clouds in ahead of a front coming through. by 7:00 a.m. in la plata. maybe a few sprinkles in charles county. a greater chance for passing showers. hour by hour through the afternoon, passing showers, and we'll be back down to the low 0 60s by sunset. a look at the rest of the week and the weekend in ten minutes. a look at traffic with danella. >>> if you're traveling i-270 southbound at the spur, had a disabled vehicle in the right shoulder lane. it's now gone. those travel lanes are all open. also open, the dulles toll road, nice and clear from reston to the beltway, no issues to report. six minutes from hunter mill road to get to the beltway. aaron and eun? >> thanks, danella. >>> 5:13 now. people on capitol hill remembering the life of a longtime senator from pennsylvania. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] combine the pnc cashbuilder visa credit card with a qualifying pnc performance select checking account and earn 75% more than cards earning 1% cash back on almost everythin
% of the children in this city living in poverty. a great new tool. >>> 6:21 is our time right now. obviously, a photo of eun at an event to kick off the e-data book. good work. 6:21 is our time. tom kierein in storm center 4 with a look at our forecast. >>> a lot of things going on this weekend. the big germantown oktoberfest in montgomery county takes place at hyde point farm tomorrow. always draws thousands. big family event. should be pretty good weather for that. a nice area of high pressure coming in for all the outdoor activities today, tonight, and much of tomorrow. should have awesome weather. then things are going to be changing. under this clear sky now, we've got the moon and jupiter together in the southern sky. venus now rising in the eastern sky. under this clear sky, temperatures down in the low to mid-50s. much of maryland, much of virginia into west virginia and western maryland with the peak autumn color now. temperatures have dipped into the upper 40s to just near 50 degrees. storm team 4, four-day forecast, a delightful friday. low humidity in place. afternoon highs climb
the hd 4 city camera under a clear sky around the region after that gorgeous weekend. now it has turned chilly. many locations in the 30s, including most of maryland, most of virginia and west virginia. in fact, near freezing parts of the shenandoah valley and into the mountains this morning. nearby suburbs, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's county upper 30s. and waldorf mid-40s. by noontime in waldorf, ought to be mid-60s with lots of sunshine. here's the hour by hour forecast for the entire region. sunrise 7:25. by noon there time mid-60s all the region. ought to hit the low 70s by midafternoon. by 6:00 p.m., still clear. back down into the 60s. a look at the rest of the week and a peek at the weekend is coming up at 4:51. a look at our traffic with kenneth burns. >> good morning, tom. >>> we are going to begin at the inner loop of the capital beltway. road work going through tysons corner and blocking center and right lanes. construction cleared northbound on 95 in virginia, leaving fredericksburg continuing up towards the capitol beltway. a look at the 14th street brid
's first amendment rights. the ads have been posted in new york city subway stations since last month. >>> five minutes after the hour, and the nationals playoff run off to a great start. they won the opening game of the national league division series, and the game's big hero started the game on the bench. >> and a line drive to right field. coming on in, it's a base hit. beltran throwing on in, but two runs score. and moving on the throw to the plate is tyler moore. >> tyler moore's pinch-hit in the eighth inning scored the tying and winning runs, and the nats beat the world series champion st. louis cardinals 3-2. moore admits he was a little nervous when he was at bat. >> i'm coming off the bench in front of 50,000 people, so it's crazy. i've been in that position before, and i was able to calm myself down and just kind of put the barrel on it. >> you did good. the nationals will look to take a commanding 2-0 lead in the series this afternoon in st. louis. first pitch scheduled for just after 4:30. >>> orioles fans not celebrating this morning. the o's fell to the yankees last nig
and fairfax city. the radar is dry. we do have showers we're watching down to the south and west of our area. around charleston, west virginia, around roanoke. all that advancing to the northeast. we are talking about some rain today. i don't think it's going to be a heavy rain. it will be wet. the fact we'll go from cold to chilly conditions. 8:00 a.m., partly cloudy. cold. take out 35 to 40 degrees. lunchtime today, 48 to 53. here comes the rain around noontime. goes through the afternoon and evening hours. let's get a look at first 4 traffic. >>> on the interstates, no reports of any serious accidents on 495. we are dealing with some construction on the inner loop at 7. that project is shutting down the exit ramp and travel lanes getting by to the left. luckily, no serious backups. let's take a live look at the beltway just north of robinson terminal. good look at the outer loop and the inner loop. on the inner loop, 14 minutes to the dulles toll road. back to you. >>> today both presidential candidate,on the campaign trail. romney will deliver a major foreign policy speech in virginia. t
's the live view from our hd4 city camera showing the live view of washington monument. we have clouds drifting over the region. right now in washington at reagan national, it's 49. elsewhere, it's down into the upper 30s. that includes parts of montgomery county, fairfax, prince william, as well as arlington and parts of prince george's as well. only 40 degrees there. much of southern maryland, charles county, calvert, st. mary's, down into the low 40s this morning. farther west, upper 30s. as the day progresses, hour by hour, it's going to be a cold morning. we'll be hovering near 40 by 6:00 a.m. then by noontime for your lunch hour, still rather cool, only around 60 degrees. maybe just a tad milder than yesterday. sunrise 7:20. sunset 6:26. by then we'll be back down into the 50s. danella now with first 4 traffic. >>> still looking out for road work in the area. southbound at 100, you're going to see construction there. also still looking at, if you're traveling inbound, 50, right around kenilworth avenue, road work blocking one of the lanes. the outer loop at 193, not bad. the inne
a partial term, and they say the city has not properly planned for schools, parks, and transit, and he has been a strong critic of the waterfront plan, what do you make of the way it is shaping up. >> it comes back to that very premise about a year ago when there was a big discussion over the waterfront, who will control it, and what they will do with it. on one side, they want to develop it so they can have more shopping areas, more to the public -- >> access to the public. but there are those on the other side who want -- they're conservative in their thinking in the sense that they're saying they want it to stay as it is. they don't want to do away with the astetices of it. now that bill yule is running, he is the process, and mcdonald, who served under him, and felt that he could challenge him because he's not happy with the way that the policies have been going. >> it's the basic issue that jerry outlined, but now it's getting personal. they're talking off the cuffs and challenging each other on a more personal basis and it's a heated issue. people think the waterfront is a pristine a
in the area. there are some exceptions to that, though. in virginia manassas park city schools are closed. there are two-hour delays in culpeper, frederick, fauquier, and shenandoah counties. buses are using emergency routes in shenandoah. loudoun county has a one hour delay. frederick county schools in maryland on a two-hour delay. and in west virginia pendleton county schools are closed. berkeley, hampshire and jefferson counties are on delay. and there are schools in d.c. that are still without power. most schools plan to announce between 5:00 and 6:00 this morning whether they'll be able to open. >> 4:31. chilly start to your day, but no more rain falling, at least for now. let's check in with tom kierein to see if we're going to get wet weather. >> more importantly, can kids go trick or treating? >> i'm glad you asked. >>> right now we have just a few sprinkles to our north and west. storm team 4 radar showing that. those areas in green just a few sprinkles. still getting a few snow showers in central west virginia. the big snow event has pretty much ended in western maryland and dow
safe out there. >>> just south of there, city leaders in ocean city, maryland, are asking anyone planning to visit to postpone their trip and asking residents to secure their homes and prepare to evacuate. they expect severe flooding in low-lying areas and power outages that could last for several days. >> people living in the district can pick up sandbags to protect their homes from flooding. they will be handhooded out at the tacoma park recreation center. d.c. residents can stop by from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. to pick up the sandbags. there's a five-bag limit per car. >>> one fairfax community is one of the many that is hoping it won't be as bad as the flooding and power outages that they've seen this year. we found store shelves just about empty at one ace hardware store. the chairwoman says she's hopeful there's not going to be any 911 outage like there was during the summer storms. >> lots of people have been sending us questions about the storm on facebook and twitter. here are just a few of them. first one from facebook, with these storms colliding, do we have a chance fo
bags hold up. they're doing it at a couple locations around the city. i want you to take a look at some of the video. the bloomingdale section of d.c. they have been having problems with flooding with some other rains that we had earlier this year. that is one of the sand bag distribution locations. of course here at rfk stadium is another. as of friday the mayor did declare a state of emergency here in the district so that means all of those things go into effect and of course bulk trash collection for today has been postponed. they will announce another date. the department of public works will. folks have gotten the word. there was a line here earlier that's already cleared. we talked to one lady in line about her own personal preparations. >> i already got my radio, flashlight. the only thing i have to do today is get some water. >> sounds like you're ready. >> i'm ready. >> reporter: and these folks say they are ready and are hoping it doesn't come but they don't want to be caught unawares and of course we'll do all we can to make sure they are not. the sand bag distribution is goi
in the states that could determine the election. today the president will make stops in iowa's quad cities area and denver. he will later fly to l.a. for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to vegas. mitt romney will campaign in reno. the republican presidential nominee making stops in cedar rapids, iowa, and end the day in cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio. both candidates kicked off the final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with vice president joe biden in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >> this is a status quo candidacy, going forward with the same policies of the last four years. that's why his campaign is slipping, and ours is gaining so much steam. >> you can choose a foreign policy that's reckless and wrong, or you can choose the foreign polic that joe and i have been applying that's steady and strong. you can choose to turn back the clock 50 years for women and immigrants and gays, or you can say in this election we believe that everybody's got a place in america. >> the campa
on sodas introduced by council member mary cheh recently fell one vote short of passing. new york city passed a law last month that banned the sale of super size soft drinks. several businesses are fighting to repeal that law. >>> a mini announcement by apple. it's widely believed the company will unveil the ipad mini today. the smaller version of the ipad is expected to have an eight-inch screen and use the new dot connector unveiled on the iphone 5. the price is still unknown, but estimates range from $250 to more than $300. there are reports it could be called the ipad air. the announcement is scheduled for 1:00 this afternoon. not to be outdone, microsoft is unveiling its new tablet called surface this week. >> and the other companies will come out with something else. >> it's a fight to get one before christmas. >>> ahead on "news 4 today," no time for the hospital. the unexpected delivery on the side of the beltway. >>> plus why it may now pay to own a home in the d.c. area. >>> this morning people in northern california are cleaning up from some wild weather. here's a look at on
and yesterday on my drive back nothing but great looking old cars headed on over toward ocean city and so if you haven't got a plan and you need something to do today go on out to the beach. last good beach day for a long time as well. temperatures promise to plummet by this time tomorrow. currently we are in the upper 50s to low and mid 60s around the area. a very mild october morning today. there are rain drops just to the west of i-81 across far western maryland and into the mountains of west virginia. they are associated with a cold front which will be coming through here today. it might wring out a quick couple showers even in the metro area. late morning through mid afternoon today. so expect a scattered shower chance today. certainly not a washout. we're off to a dry start. it'll be warm today. well up into the 70s once again. we'll start to cool down late tonight and by tomorrow it'll be much, much chillier indeed. the terps are at home in college park taking on the demon deacons. 71 degrees at kickoff. as i mentioned only a 30% chance of rain. if you need to see your team on tv tell me
. everything is still wet. there's a live view from our hd 4 city camera. there's the washington monument. they don't have much in the way of rain, just lingering light showers. look at that patch of yellow and orange south of richmond. that's a cluster of heavy rain with thunder and lightning. that's advancing rapidly northeast. that may be moving into the northern neck and southern maryland here heading back a half hour or hour or so heading our way. into the metro area and into the mountains, just a few scattered showers. temperatures in the low 60s around the metro area. in the upper 60s right near the bay. parts of southern maryland, northern neck. forth south and west, we're in the 50s on this friday morning. good news today, hour by hour, we will be drying out. we will have our temperatures rapidly climbing by noontime and sun breaking out near 70. hitting the mid-70s by midafternoon. so a nice afternoon coming up after a rather damp morning. you might need an umbrella for another couple of hours and a beautiful afternoon after that. we'll take a look. another hometown forecast, yo
freezing early this morning. still on the relatively mild side here in the city limits where urban center temperatures are in the low 40s right now. it's 32 in manassas. 30 degrees below freezing now over much of northern montgomery county. 30 in frederick, maryland. 30 in martinsburg and 32 in winchester. freeze warnings still posted to the north and west of the downtown area through about 8:00 or 9:00 this morning. nothing showing up on radar. we'll be dry today and i suspect dry most if not all of your upcoming weekend. here's your saturday planner. plenty of sunshine. cool to chilly sunshine. highs today getting up into the upper 50s and low 60s. on the whole it's going t good day today. the big one between maryland and virginia. down in charlottesville a 3:00 kick off today. 64 degrees for the charlottesville -- in charlottesville for the game on the grounds of the university of virginia. if you want your game on tv this morning send me a request. chuck.bell@uni >> if you went to last night's game or stepped out of the door early this morning you know the d.c. area is feelin
.a. >> at top speeds of 2 miles per hour, officials navigated the shuttle through the city, carefully avoids streets, street signs, and even buildings. >> why did you want to see it? >> because it looks big, cool. >> huge, really huge, it's cool because it was in space. >> they face one of their myself difficult endeavors yet. the shuttle made it's first stop for a special ceremony. >> endeavor is a view national treasure, and i'm extremely pleased to welcome it here to this home. >> after the delay and challenges, fans were treated to a special musical performance. it's new home will be the california science center, where officials hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. >>> and naval officials are trying to figure out how two ships collided. a navy submarine hit another ship yesterday afternoon during routine operations. both ships are based in norfolk. both ships are operating on their own power. >> two women are recovering this morning after an apartment fire. it started last night around 5. firefighters say the fire started in the kitchen. both women went to the hospital
good observer and away from city lights you can see all kinds of stuff flying in the sky. a good night for going out and doing a little meteor watching tonight as well. skies will be clear once again. just about after the sun goes down this evening. so 11:00 p.m. to 3:00 a.m. for the peak. you'll find no problem finding orion in the sky. nary a cloud early this morning but it will be changing. not worried about rain today especially not in the washington area and up and down the i-95 corridor. but all of the sunshine out here we have a cooling north to northwesterly breeze and more importantly up aloft in the atmosphere some very chilly air coming down from the great lakes. you put a little sunshine into that and all of a sudden you cook up a little cumulus feel later on this afternoon. that's what we're looking for. 58 now at national airport with a north breeze at 6 miles per hour. we're out of the 40s in many spots now. already culpepper 52. fredericksburg 55. hagerstown, smithsburg 52. 53 martinsburg and inwood, west virginia. as you make your plans to get outside today plenty of s
? we can see that overhead in a clear sky. a live view from our hd 4 city camera showing the washington monument and jefferson memorial under this clear sky. >>> we've had the lower humidity moving in overnight. it will be in place here throughout the day. so enjoy. an absolutely spectacular autumn day. we've got individual trees at peak color here locally. it is at peak color now. out in western maryland, much of west virginia into western pennsylvania. temperatures in a few locations. these areas in blue have dipped down into the 40s. the darker green areas in the 50s. that covers most of maryland and virginia. it's in the 50s this morning. right in the metro area, 50s near the bay and atlantic beaches. here's the storm team 4 four-day forecast. a delightful friday, low humidity, afternoon highs climbing into the low 80s, lots of sun. clear tonight if you're going out. 60s by midnight. 50s by dawn tomorrow and saturday. a little sun in the morning, but quickly clouding up and highs reaching maybe the mid-70s, perhaps near 80 in a few locations saturday afternoon. and then saturday, la
is it's going to be coming close to our region. philadelphia, new york city, all the way up to boston, going to be affected by this storm. snarling travel, power outages. right now we've got low clouds with an east-southeasterly flow. temperatures in the 60s throughout much of the region. that's going to be with us through the rest of the day today. hour by hour, storm team 4 forecast by noontime, upper 60s. near 70. a lot of clouds around. sunrise 7:29. sunset 6:14. i'm back in ten minutes with another look at sandy and our forecast. eun? >> thanks so much. >>> 5:02 now. hurricane sandy is moving out of the bahamas. the category 1 storm is leaving a path of destruction in its wake. sandy hit the island yesterday morning knocking down trees, destroying buildings, and flooding streets. the storm is now setting its sights on the u.s. sandy has the impact. >> metro gearing up for the heavy rain and possible flooding. crews will put sandbags around the system where high waters are possible. workers also checking drainage pumping stations. additional support personnel are scheduled to work
over to the 14th street bridge, it is a clear commute into the city. >> danella, thank you. let's check in with melissa mollet at the live desk. >>> fighting in syria rages on at this hour even though a u.n.-backed cease fire was spoe supposed to go into effect at dawn. the eid holiday is not being regulated. more than 30,000 people have been killed in syria. >>> kevin bowden died last thursday after an suv collided with his cruiser in clinton. he was off duty at the time. the first viewing tonight at 6:00 in lees funeral home in clinton. he'll have another viewing tomorrow in temple hills before his fun l ra. >>> this morning a suspect involved in a chase that killed a police officer in prince george's county is charged with vehicular manslaughter. prosecutors indicted ke eed kev along with fleeing police. officer adrian morris died in august. he was chasing men he thought may have stolen a car. >>> the virginia man accused of shooting a security guard at the family research council will be in court. 23-year-old floyd lee corkins was charge the with terrorism for the august attack. it'
from our hd 4 city cam and a clear start this morning. the pavement is dry. we've got a clear sky. as we take a look at the view from space, we don't have any clouds around just about anywhere. gorgeous morning. and we will continue to have this clear sky with us as we've got a huge area of high pressure all over just about the entire eastern half of the country. really no travel problems here, boston, midwest. no travel problems weather-wise thankfully on this monday morning. as we look at temperatures, there is quite a chill in the air. it is near freezing much of the shenandoah valley and points west. many locations in eastern west virginia and into western maryland are at or a little below freezing. frost and freeze likely there. cumberland at 34. petersburg 32. stanton at 34. closer to washington, upper 30. probably no freeze locally. in prince william county, parts of fairfax, down in the upper 30s as is much of frederick county, maryland, and loudoun county. leesburg at 43. in the rural areas of loudoun county, upper 30s and northern fauquier county, rappahannock, and madis
one that is going viral. this is from a halloween parade. in new york city. the biggest costume hit was this dog. the pup, more thing, probably didn't even know why people were laughing at his little bottom. we can see why. >> that is too much. >> the things -- seriously. the things that people do to their pets and children, oh, my goodness. at least people are getting a goot lau good laugh out of it. >> time is 6:21. let's move on to check weather and traffic on the ones. >> that is pet abuse. i'm sorry. >>> starting off this morning, temperatures around the region, as you walk your dog, hopefully without a costume, in the mid-40s, montgomery, arlington, fairfax, prince george's counties, right in the district of columbia, we're in the low 50s as well as near the chesapeake bay. for our viewers in western maryland, west virginia, waking up to a chill as well as shenandoah valley. but not as cold as yesterday morning. and the view from space showing a few clouds drifting through and storm team 4 forecast. a delightful chill today. afternoon highs in the upper 70s and partly cloudy.
'll replace the 1000 series cars in place since the '70s. >>> new plans f the streetcar on "h" street. city transportation director terry bellamy says status for the high school could delay the project by 90 days or more. that's where officials wanted to build a car barn. right now the earliest the streetcar line could be open for business is late 2013. >>> olympic gold medalist shawn white will be in court today. the snowboarder was arrested in nashville last month and charged with vandalism and public intoxication. he was charged with pulling a fire alarm where he was staying, causing an evacuation. white said he got carried away and is sorry for his poor behavior. >>> redskins quarterback rg3 will be allowed back on the field today. doctors have cleared him to practice, but it's no guarantee he'll be able to play on sunday. the rookie quarterback suffered a mild concussion during the third quarter on sunday as he scrambled for the sideline. he won't be allowed to have any contact yet, and he'll continue to be evaluated for any symptoms. head coach mike shanahan says he is optimistic grif
to the u.s. are expected to attend today's service at san francisco's city hall. >>> two virginia hikers found safe in montana after being stranded for days in the snow will return home today. neal peckens of herndon and jason hiser of richmond went hiking in glacier national park last week. family reported them missing when they did not catch a flight home on friday. neal's mother says the pair hiked into the back country and fell into a ravine. they were stranded in cold temperatures and more than a foot of snow. park rangers found the men safe around 3:30 yesterday afternoon. >> i never felt that this was going to end catastrophically. i never felt that somet happened to him. >> peckens and hiser were taken to the hospital and given a clean bill of health. it's not clear what time he'll be arriving home today. >>> today is the deadline for metro to have completed installing cell phone service for all its underground stations. metro will testify to congress about why that project won't be finished until 2015. metro released a memo saying the additional three years will also include tra
states today alone. president obama will make stops in iowa's quad cities and in denver. he'll later fly to los angeles for an appearance on "the tonight show" before heading to las vegas. romney will visit nevada l as well. he'll campaign in reno. and the republican presidential nominee will stop in cedar rapids, iowa, and then cincinnati. he'll make three stops in ohio tomorrow. >>> virginia will get a lot of attention from the campaigns this week as well. mitt romney will visit battlefield high school in haymarket on sunday. this is part of a three-city tour that will take him to richmond and virginia beach as well. the president visits the commonwealth tomorrow with a stop in richmond. both running mates will make two stops each in the state over the next four days. >>> the presidential debates are proving to be even more popular than the nfl. 59.2 million people watched president obama and mitt romney square off monday night in boca raton. just 10.7 million people watched monday night football. only 8.1 million watched the san francisco giants beat the st. louis signals in game seve
through the body scan in kansas city, was pulled aside and forced to go through a patdown. she has silicone breast implants and major scar tissue from reconstructive tissue. then what happened next left her mortified. >> i'm standing here with my arms in the air, and somebody is feeling my chest. everyone is looking at me wondering what does this woman have on her chest? what is wrong with her chest? >> the agent never offered her a private patdown. tsa released a statement saying that sometimes it is necessary to do a physical patdown when a body scan detects something out of the ordinary. tsa tries to make the process as uninvasive as possible while keeping passengers safe. >> the "today" show is coming up at 7:00. let's check in with savannah guthrie to see what they're working on this morning. >>> coming up on a monday morning on "today," an early taste of winter for millions of americans. frost and freeze warnings from new york all the way down to texas. even snow in some places already. we're going to tell you how long this will last. >>> also ahead, the man behind coney 2012
was last seen leaving his house on bosley road in ellicott city yesterday. he told family members he'd be back and never returned. he suffers from dementia, has no cell phone, and requires multiple medications. if you see him, call 911. >>> redskins fans can rejoice this morning. the losing streak at fedex field is officially over. >> ponder throws. the interception. picked off by madieu williams. >> the skins defense stepped up, forcing three turnovers and getting a touchdown on one interception. quarterback robert griffin iii had a big touchdown run in the fourth quarter to seal the win for the skins 38-26 against the minnesota vikings. >> coach shawn, the tight end coach, felt me run by him because of the gust of wind. guess i was that fast, i don't know. what could i say? i could see guys telling me i got the first, and they were saying, stay inbounds, slide. and i was kind of running like i think i can get a little more. it all went from stop, stay inbounds, to go, go for the touchdown. >> he's just out there really having fun. i wish i could have as much fun as he does playing
and got sick in the backseat of his car. in court, a judge suspended the cabbie's license. new york city taxi laws do not allow drivers to touch a passenger, but they can refuse service. >>> crew overboard. a racing boat capsized in san francisco, sending all 11 members into the water. this was during practice for the america's cup. the crew says the boat was making a turn, when the nose suddenly dove into the water, and that flipped the boat end over end. nobody got hurt. the boat cost between $8 million and $10 million. so far no estimate on the degree of damage. >>> experts say several works of arted can be held for ransom. thieves walked away with several high priced art from a museum in the netherlands. thieves stole paintings from pablo picasso, claude monet, and other artists. the museum displayed the collection as part of its 32rd anniversary celebration. investigators are now analyzing the museum's surveillance video. >>> this morning we're getting a look at a band of well-known dollars. they call themselves the james bond game. took a look at the surveillance video. it shows th
as they near the finish line. i want to show you a shot from our city cam. and it is a ten mile course with 30,000 runners. this is the third largest ten mile course in the world. there are some wounded warrior participants. we have seen them in the hand cycles and the wheelchairs that made it across. they were the first wave to lead i want to show you the map this race took. they started here near the pentagon, crossed the memorial bridge. they took a circuit by the lincoln memorial. an iconic ruth, up to the west end of the capital, and back down to the title basin, and now across the 14th street bridge to make their way back here to the south end of the pentagon where the race is ending. and of course some of the street closures are still going on there because the last of those runners are making their way across the last of the course, and of course, again, you're encouraged to take an alternate root. now, benefits of this race go to benefit military families and their leisure and vacation efforts and things like that. shadow races are being held in other parts of the world where troops a
ever test us. >> both romney and president obama will speak in new york city tonight at the alfred e. smith dinner. it's a fundraising event for needy children. the two will meet again on monday night for their third and final debate. >>> george mcgovern's health has taken a turn for the worse. his family said the 90-year-old is no longer responsive in hospice care and his daughter says it appears her father is nearing the end. mcgovern was the democratic presidential nominee in 1962. >>> new developments in the national meningitis outbreak. health officials say three more people have died. that raises the death toll now to 19. the latest deaths were reported in florida and tennessee. two people have died in virginia. one in maryland. this morning, at least 247 people in 15 states are sick. this outbreak is linked to a steroids shot for back pain. federal officials investigating that massachusetts pharmacy where those steroids were made, the food and drug administration says other drugs from that pharmacy may also be tainted. >>> it is now 4:36. 55 degrees. ahead on news4 today, new
the city avoiding trees, street lights, and coming within inches of some buildings. >> why did you want to come see it? >> because it looks really big. >> getting endeavor across the 405 freeway. >> it is a true national pleasure, and i'm extremely pleased to welcome it to it's new home here in southern california. after a delay, fans were treated to a smeshl musical performance arranged by deb by allen. it's new home will be the california science center where they hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. >> this morning, naval officials are trying to figure out how two ships collided. . one ship hit another during routine operations. no one was hurt, and officials are still surveying the extent of the damage. both of the ships were able to return and dock on their own. fighter jets zeros in over the skies of virginia last night after two small planes entered no fly zones. they were intercepted within 15 minutes of each other. it was restricted air space because air force one just landed. both planes were escorted out of of the area. >> both president obama and mitt romne
. >>> the man accused of trying to bomb the federal resefb building in new york city may have targeted maryland too. court documents show that in july quazi nafis talked to a military agent about attacking a building in baltimore. nafis wanted a target that caused more destruction. he was arrested on wednesday. his family insists he is not a terrorist. >>> police are trying to find a man who secretly recorded two women in their own home. take a look at this video of a man setting up a camera. this man dressed in uniform likely broke into the women's apartment in june to set up the camera. they say he returned several times to point the camera toward the bedrooms and bathroom. police are not sure how he got into that apartment because there were no signs of forced entry. >>> the maryland transit authority will now be recording video and audio of people on board buses. mta buses already have cameras on board with signs telling riders they're being recorded. this week ten buses also got fitted with audio recording devices. critics call it an invasion of privacy, but mta officials say the audio wil
of uncertainty. it could be tracking as close as right off of ocean city. this would be by monday afternoon. or as far east as 200 miles out. if that happens, we'll get nothing from it. so stay tuned, we'll keep you posted. that's the important thing. stay informed. i'll be back in ten minutes with another update. now a look at your first 4 traffic this morning with danella. >> checking early morning accidents. here we go. if you're traveling backlick road, it's closed both directions. looks like you can get off on to johnmarr drive and connect to little river turnpike if that's the way you'd like to go, or go the other way and take ravensworth. let's head over to the beltway. outer loop at 66 had construction, was blocking that right lane. still seeing some delays, but it looks like it may be in its final stages, and heading over to i-270 if you're traveling there, north and south. had a work zone setup at 80, but that looks to be gone. your travel lanes are open as you make your way from father hurley boulevard, heading southbound and northbound all the way between rockville. nice and cle
of ocean city the hundred miles. then as we get into monday evening into tuesday, it's when it's going to come right over us. however, it can track anywhere within this zone, and it's a wide zone of possibility here to boston, all the way down to southern virginia. right now the greatest chance would be it's going to be passing to the north of the washington metro area by during the day on tuesday. the thing is even when it's right out here, by monday afternoon, it's still going to have big effects on us as we do get into the rest of monday and then on tuesday. for us this morning, we've got low clouds around, a little patchy drizzle, a little patchy fog. temperatures around the region are in the low 60s to around 60 degrees. and for the rest of the day, hour by hour, we'll be climbing to the upper 60 to near 70 this afternoon with clouds remaining, a little drizzle this morning. we're back in ten minutes. a look at your traffic. here's danella. good morning. >> thanks, tom. >>> what we're dealing with is overnight road work. if you're traveling in the district, traveling 50 outbound,
nice and clear really from dale city to the beltway. and road work looks to be completely over. a live look as you make your way past the occoquan northbound, a little volume as you head towards the beltway. nothing you can't handle in your travel speed, excellent. about 61 miles per hour. 11 minutes to get from the occoquan to the beltway, and continuing on 395, no problems there. nice and clear as well. from duke, no issues as you head over the 14th street bridge really in both directions northbound and southbound, you're clear. i'm back in ten with a look at your rails. aaron, you remember that? excellent. over to you. >> party time, absolutely. thanks a lot, danella. >>> this morning a change of pace in decision 2012. vice president joe biden and gop challenger paul ryan put each other to the test during last night's debate. the two took jabs to each other as they spoke on several issues, including the economy, the crisis in syria, health care and abortion. both often interrupted each other. biden criticized ryan and romney for launching political attacks about the attack on a u.s.
million illegitimate 911 calls were made last year nationwide. new york city mayor michael bloomberg's office claim accidental calls outnumbered real emergency calls in which police were dispatched. we've been debating, butt dialing versus pocket dialing. i've never heard of pocket dialing. completely unfamiliar to me. >> okay. >>> the threat a local police officer made that landed him in jail. >>> also a local college administrator on leave for taking a stand on same-sex marriage. why so many are surprised by her stance. >> the chill i >>> breaking news. [ female announcer ] it's one of the hardest decisions a family can make... realizing a nursing home is the only choice. for many middle class families, medicaid is the only way to afford the care. but as a governor, mitt romney raised nursing home fees eight times. and as president, his budget cuts medicaid by one-third and burdens families with the cost of nursing home care. we have a president who won't let that happen. [ obama ] i'm barack obama and i approved this message. >>> and now from washington's leading news station, thi
work, dale city, as you make your way northbound, it is gone. travel lanes open all the way to the beltway. aaron, over to you. >>> this morning president obama and governor romney will hit the campaign trail again tonight. the president will hit ohio before he heads back home again. and mitt romney will stay closer to our area, heading to leesburg, virginia. the debe at hofstra university on long island was far more heated than the first debate two weeks ago. the president and his republican rival often talked over each other as they tried to answer voters' questions. >> any investments i have over the last eight years have been managed by a blind trust, and i understand they do include investments outside the united states, including in chinese companies. mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i've got to say -- >> mr. president, have you looked at your pension? >> i don't look at my pension. it's not as big as yours, so it doesn't take as long. >> let me give you some advice. >> the third and final presidential debate will take place next monday in boca raton,
francisco city hall. >>> also today, a funeral for former pennsylvania senator arlen specter. specter died on sunday at the age of 82 with a lengthy patbat with non-hodgkins lymphoma. the moderate democrat was 82 years old. vice president joe biden is set to attend a memorial and burial outside philadelphia. president obama ordered the flags at the white house to be flown at half staff. >>> family members of one-time presidential candidate george mcgovern say the 90-year-old is now in hospice. mcgovern represented south dakota in the u.s. senate for 18 years and unsuccessfully ran for the white house against presidenrichard nixon in 1972. his family did not give details on his condition. >>> it is 6:06 right now. ahead, the small town scandal that's grabbing international headlines. >>> plus say it ain't so. we are already talking about snow. [ female announcer ] as you're making your decision... maybe you're wondering what to believe about mitt romney. well, when it comes to protecting your access to birth control... and the basic women's health care services planned parenthood provides..
other details or a motive in this case. >>> new york city police crediting vigilant law enforcement with stopping a plot to blow up the federal reserve building there. police worked with the fbi to arrest this man. federal agents started surveillance on him after the 21-year-old met an informant at new york's central park. then yesterday morning, the fbi says he parked a van full of fake explosives outside the bank. little did he know the cell phone detonator he had was also a fake. police say unfortunately this arrest probably won't be the last. >> motivated by al qaeda. we see this threat as being with us for a long time to come. >> he came to the united nations january on a student visa from bangladesh. court documents show he wrote an article to be published bay jihadist website. it mentioned targeting america's economy as a way to destroy the country. >>> now to the race for the white house. president obama and mitt romney will meet again tonight at an event in new york, a fundraising event for needy kids. the two are also spending time in the key battleground states. president
to election day. today the president will make stops at quad cities in denver, colorado, and also to l.a. for "the tonight show." mitt romney will campaign in reno before heading to cedar rapids, iowa. he'll head to cincinnati, ohio, as he plans to campaign across the buckeye state tomorrow. both candidates kicked off this final stretch with their running mates. president obama kicked off in florida before meeting up with the vice president in ohio. mitt romney visited colorado and nevada with paul ryan. >>> virginia is going to be a major focus for both campaigns in the final two weeks here. if there was any doubt about how important the commonwealth is, just the next four days should prove its weight in this election. the president, mitt romney, and both running mates will make a total of eight stops in that state over the next four days. this all gets started actually tomorrow in richmond. that is where the president will hold it tomorrow. bird park, the doors will open around 9:00. richmond will also host mitt romney on sunday. it is the third stop of a three-city tour for the repu
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